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Processing the Temple of Wyrd

Processing the Temple of Wyrd

Have you ever wondered how the Temple and Effigy even exist at all? Who designs them? Who builds them? Who decides? What are they... even? Rohana Weaver was the successful applicant for Kiwiburn 2015's Temple design. She put together a team and led the build to make...

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What’s it like to build large art on the paddock?

What’s it like to build large art on the paddock?

By Joel Pitt I’m one of the creators of Tensegrity, a spinning 3m tall metal and LED light sculpture that we took to Kiwiburn Wyrd in 2015. The previous year (2014) I’d brought the Sensorium to The Paddock, which was my first exploration into electronics,...

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Keeping the Paddock tidy

Keeping the Paddock tidy

When we're not frolicking on it like radioactive spring lambs, our beloved Paddock is actually a very full dinner plate for our woolly ovine friends who also call the Paddock home. Whatever we leave behind on their carpet/salad is something they might unwittingly...

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The Temple at Kiwiburn

The Temple at Kiwiburn

We asked a veteran Kiwiburner what the Temple means to him: Life is full of heights and depths, whether we like it or not.  We run headlong towards the heights and we tend to find satisfying ways to pretend that the depths aren't really there.  A few days of radical...

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Launching the Kiwiburn Blog!

  Welcome to the new Kiwiburn blog. This is where you can get real insider knowledge about the realities of our festival... and you can share your experiences too. Is there something you want to share with the community or new participants in a coherent written...

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